Easy Steps to Unclog a Drain

It doesn’t matter how well-maintained your plumbing system is, no one is ever completely free from the threat of a clogged drain. Because we use our home plumbing so often clogs are bound to form. When they do, having a little knowledge helps you take care of the problem yourself and avoid an emergency plumbing service bill.

What Type of Clog Are Your Dealing With?

When you attempt to drain the sink, what happens? Does the water drain very slowly? Or does it stay in the basin?

When the water drains too slow, this is the sign of partial obstruction. Check to see if there is an object creating the blockage. If you can’t find anything like that, use a plunger and try clearing the drain. Baking soda and vinegar may also clear a partially clogged drain. Pour baking soda into the drain and add a cup of vinegar. Let the mixture fizzle and do its work for about 15 minutes. Then turn on the hot water and let it run for about five minutes. Did this do the trick?

For pipes that are completely blocked, you need to take a different approach. You need a bucket and a little bit of elbow grease. Locate the p-trap under the sink and place the bucket beneath it. Loosen the pipe and remove the p-trap. Check for obstructions. What do you see? If there is something blocking the pipe, remove it and rinse the pipe clean.

I don’t see anything, but when I replace the p-trap the sink still won’t drain. Now what?

It’s time to call in the big guns. When you have a stubborn clog and can’t locate the cause, it’s likely that it’s something deeper in the system. Professional drain cleaning service is the next best step. Local plumbers have tools like the hydro-jet to clear hard to reach, massive clogs.

If need drain cleaning service in Simi Valley, call Simi Valley Plumber Pros. We have regular specials designed to save money and get water moving through the pipes again quickly.

Other Plumbing Services We Offer

In addition to drain cleaning services, we also offer other plumbing services in Simi Valley. Our team of licensed plumbers can install new plumbing, repair leaky pipes, perform camera inspections, install water heaters, and much more!

Why waste time trying to solve plumbing problems when you don’t have the skills, the tools, or the time. Let us do the hard work. You sit back and relax. Call Simi Valley Plumber Pros today!


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